I think a common mistake people (including myself) make when jumping into a new fighting game or attempting to learn a new character is to jump immediately into whatever trial mode the game has and trying to mash together a few BnBs to take online. The downfalls of this are obvious, you’re not learning the character or game at all and you’re certainly not coming away from what could be hours of training mode time with anything tangible. I’ve come across the situation where I would know a characters combos but end up being beaten by someone who clearly has a better understanding of the overlying game, that are showing a far better feel for the basic fundamentals.
So I guess my question is … what are you guys doing as your first steps when it comes to picking up a new fighting game or a new character? How do you maximize your time in training mode to make sure you’re coming out with more than just corner specific combos that you can’t get off because you dont know how to effectively use the toolset your character has at their disposal? How do you go about practicing these more ambiguous aspects of a game? I want to practice smarter.